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#6 of 2502 BRAKE LEVER and dealer problem: "kakalak"
May 18, 2000 (5:37 pm)
Greetings "kakalak" and everyone else.
My 2000 Galant ES is about a month old and I've driven it about 1900 miles. The position and knifelike composition of the brake lever and the sandwiching effect created by its proximity to the storage area underneath the radio is such a glaringly stupid design flaw that, frankly, it's casting a shadow over my decision to buy the car.
The sales manager from whom I bought the car was excellent, but the service department has already disappointed me by flatly refusing to even address an admittedly minor, but annoyingly obvious hesitation in the V4 engine. Neither the manager nor general store manager would consent to a five minute test drive after I disagreed with their mechanic's finding. Apparently Mitsubishi's mechanics are irreversibly omnipotent. Additionally, I was prohibited from speaking with the mechanic and no one would help me locate a wiring diagram, which I need to install daytime running lights. Needless to say, my complaints regarding the emegency brake lever fell on deaf ears.
I called the toll free number in the owner's manual and explained the situation. They agreed I was treated poorly, stonewalled the brake lever issue, and offered some, but not much, hope that the hesitation problem would ever be addressed.
Having said all that...my gas mileage is consistently 26.5-27.5 mpg (no real highway and no real city driving). The car is very pleasant, has all the options I need, and makes a good impression. Even though I'm *never* completely comfortable in my seat due to the brake lever, and have been treated badly by the dealer's service department, there's a fifty-fifty chance I'd buy the car all over again. If you can get one for $17,500 with zero percent financing plus the usual tax, etc., (not including any cash rebate/incentive)...you're doing okay.
But make sure you can tolerate the position of that painful emergency brake lever!!
If anyone else is bothered by the brake lever please e-mail me at cgaaddlebrain.com. I'm seriously considering taking this up the corporate ladder and there is power in numbers.
#7 of 2502 Bell Mitsubishi, Rahway, NJ
May 19, 2000 (2:26 am)
I thought I would give the dealership a second try as I drove home this evening. I stopped by at 6:00pm and again walked the floor for about 10 minutes. Again, nearly all of the salespeople were eating in a back room (this time fried chicken). When they were done with the chicken, it was time to smoke on the side entrance steps. Anyway, I asked the receptionist for a Galant brochure. She told me that she had none. That was enough for me. Mazda 626/Dodge Intrepid/Toyota Camry, here I come.
#8 of 2502 Search Elsewhere
May 20, 2000 (12:32 am)
You don't really want to buy a Mercedes from a Yugo dealership. Mitsubishi dealers in the US are the worst. US built Mitsubishi cars are poor quality either. I own a '99 Galant and I am working on selling it now. Even if it were a good car, their servicemen would mess it up.
#9 of 2502 EXTENDED WARRANTY
May 22, 2000 (12:46 pm)
I got a 99 GALANT, I love this car, I was trying to find out about extended warranties, where is the best place to shop for one other than the Dealer?, how are those warranties different (better/worse) than the one the dealer is selling?,how much do they cost?, whats a good price?help from any one with knowledge on this subject would be deeply appreciated.
#10 of 2502 Morenstein..
May 22, 2000 (2:27 pm)
Check out http://www.autobytel.com and then click on warranties. Also, you may wanna check out http://www.allstate.com and look for their extended warranty on the website. I hear (from shop repair persons) that they are one of the best.
May 23, 2000 (6:34 pm)
I was considering purchasing a Mitsubishi Galant 95' LS I would like some input from current owners
May 24, 2000 (4:56 am)
Has anyone recently purchased a 2000 ES V6 in Minnesota, and if so, at what price. Carsdirect is quoting $18295 and you can apparently also get the 1.9% factory financing. Any good or bad experiences with Carsdirect?
May 25, 2000 (4:22 am)
Try Forums about Carsdirect, they'll have lots of con/pros there....
~anyone still wanna sell their original 99-00 galant mudguards?
#14 of 2502 mudguards
May 25, 2000 (1:30 pm)
ultratech -> used or new ones? you can buy 'em at a very good price from magauto.
#15 of 2502 aftermarket parts
May 28, 2000 (2:20 am)
Does anybody know where can I find any aftermarket parts for my 99 galant? I've browsed the web with not much luck. Mostly I'm looking for exterior accessories but any info would be much appreciated.